The Paths of Marriage

The Paths of Marriage

by Mala Kumar


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The Paths of Marriage by Mala Kumar

Lakshmi, a bright student who grew up in poverty, marries and immigrates to the United States from India to provide a better life for herself and her family. Clinging to her cultural realities, she forces her American daughter, Pooja, into an arranged marriage, creating a rift of resentment. Pooja’s daughter, Deepa, is an out lesbian to everyone but her family. The woman Deepa loves presents an ultimatum—come out to Pooja or break up—and Deepa is forced to confront her greatest fear. Three generations of Indian and Indian-American women navigate the harsh slums of Chennai to the bustle of New York City, struggling through a cathartic generational collision to try to come together as a family.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781939562586
Publisher: Bedazzled Ink Publishing
Publication date: 09/24/2014
Pages: 334
Sales rank: 854,640
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Mala Kumar is an international development practitioner based out of New York City. She is grateful her hard work and degrees paid off in landing her innovative jobs for some of the most prestigious institutions in the world, including the United Nations. When not immersed in work or writing, you can find Mala exploring NYC’s latest culinary adventure, in an intense workout at the gym (often to mitigate the effects of said culinary adventure), planning her latest international excursion, or blocking out the subtitles on the latest French film.

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The Paths of Marriage 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I could not put it down. I really enjoyed the writing and the connections between the generations of strong women.
Clement_Douault More than 1 year ago
I read this novel over a couple of days whilst on holiday. The style is precise and easy to read, the story is interesting and flows nicely with well rounded and endearing characters. I particularly liked the quality of the descriptions. The right amount of information is given, allowing you to well visualise the story without making the reading experience heavy or cumbersome. A few highly dramatic moments punctuated the story making the book entertaining and providing the reader with hints as to where the story will progress. I also enjoyed how the style of writing is specific for each generation of narrator and as such it evolves as the story progresses. I felt this worked really well in allowing the reader to understand the experiences of each generation of women. In summary, a pleasant and visual read that I will have no problem re-reading again in a few months.